This eco friendly bathroom ideas post is sponsored by Bamboomo but all opinions expressed are my own.
Slowly over the last few years I have been trying to green up my home one small step at a time. Whether it is composting in the kitchen, setting the heat a few degrees lower, or buying organic sheets for the bed there are a lot of ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. The bathroom is one room in the house I am still working on and I thought I would share a few of the eco friendly bathroom ideas that I came up with. Some are easy and others take a bit more effort but each little step we make to a greener bathroom is a step in the right direction!
Eco Friendly Bathroom Ideas
1. Reduce water consumption: Reducing the amount of water your bathroom uses is a HUGE step to greener living. Install a low flow shower head and a lower water usage toilet. Turn the water faucet off when you brush your teeth and reduce your shower time. If you have leaks, get them fixed. This is one of my favorite eco friendly bathroom ideas because it also helps reduce your water will and saves you money!
2. Choose greener bath products: Your skin is amazingly absorbent and everything you put on it is taken up in little bits into your body. That means all those chemicals in your shampoo, soap, shaving cream and bath wash are all getting absorbed into your system. Look for products that contain natural ingredients, essential oils, and plant based extracts rather than harsh chemicals. Look at the ingredient list. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, find a different brand!
3. Choose recycled toilet paper: Most of the toilet paper on the market today is bleached and made from virgin wood pulp. Consider buying toilet paper that is made from 100% recycled material so that NO trees are harmed to make it. Publix has their own Greenwise brand of recycled toilet paper and I often find Seventh Generation recycled paper at Kroger.
4. Choose your wall and floor material carefully: Wall and floor tiles made from natural materials are the best choices for a greener bathroom. Eco friendly bathroom ideas for walls could include not just natural tiles but also low odor, eco friendly paints. Showers made from real stone tile are beautiful and very long lasting. Carpet is a bad choice for bathrooms but unfortunately that is what our house came with and we haven’t made the switch yet. Carpets get stained easily and whoever thought putting wall to wall carpet in the bathroom was a good idea should not be designing homes any longer! You can use wood flooring made from bamboo if you prefer a floor style other than tile. Read more about bamboo HERE.
5. Choose bamboo towels rather than conventional cotton: Cotton is one of the most pesticide heavy crops on this planet and those pesticides end up right in the cotton towels you use to dry your skin and wash your face. Choosing bamboo towels like the ones from Bamboomo is a great way to green up your bathroom.
Eco Friendly Bathroom Ideas: Bamboo Towels!
Bamboomo’s bamboo towels are made from bamboo viscose which makes them very absorbent. Bamboo viscose is more eco friendly than cotton because bamboo is a fast growing grass that needs no fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo towels are naturally odor resistant so you won’t get that mildewy smell after a few days of use. These bamboo towels come in several sizes, styles and colors.
For my review, I received the Bamboo Luxury Towel Set in natural to try out. This three piece set contains a bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth. They are hypo allergenic and come in If you are looking for eco friendly bathroom ideas, switching out your towels for bamboo ones from Bamboomo is a good start!
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